Monday, October 24, 2016
One thing I have done to make gift giving easier is to have a set thing to give to people on certain occasions. Gift giving for can be simplified by making part of the choice ahead of time. For baby showers, I almost always give some handmade bibs and a children's board books. For wedding showers, I make some potholders to give along with some custard cups with lids. The gifts can be personalized for the recipient, but much of the decision is done long before the need for the gift.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Museum Day Live is next Saturday, September 24. Sponsored by the Smithsonian, you can get two free admission tickets to a participating museum. A few years ago, my Dad and brother took advantage of the promotion to go to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia. I had not been there since I was in grade school, so it was worth going again. This year I am looking at the options of museums to decide where I want to visit. If you are interested in finding out which museums are participating near you, click here to go to the website. You can then put in your state or zip code to see what your choices are.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
My first completed quilt of the year. Finishing the quilt was one of my summer goals, so I pulled it out last week and got the binding done on Sunday. The warm colors contrasted with white ended up to be a winning combination. I haven't been quilting much in the last couple of years, so this one is a keeper to add to my personal collection. It should get some use this fall and winter.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Adam Rex and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a book just in time for the start of school. This book tells about the first day of school from a school's perspective. School has never had students in him before, so when the students arrive, he experiences all sorts of new things including shy students, lunch, and a fire drill. This is a good story to share with all ages of children who are going back to school, although it does not replace my favorite book for this season, First Day Jitters.